3i Gasification System Difference: A Fact Sheet
The 3i Gasification System, a uniquely designed biomass conversion power plant sub-system, is a product of forty years of commercial gasification experience. The facts presented here are more than mere claims. Some facts describe the 3i Gasification System, and others are excerpted from operators’ logs and independent test reports.
The 3i Gasification System is a precision designed and built biomass conversion sub-system that has, through its versatility, unmatched efficiency and environmental friendliness. It has helped revitalize a two-hundred-year old technology to a point where it is the preferred method to convert wood waste, chips, CCA, green matter, MSW, sewage sludge and most organic based feedstocks into electricity and heat, worldwide.
The 3i Gasification System is a fixed bed, linear downdraft gasifier. This fact, alone, ensures a high quality gas suitable for any application, including fuel for internal combustion engines, turbines and heat applications.
The 3i Gasification System has no moving parts. It is designed and fabricated to rigid specifications from the highest quality stainless steel by skilled craftsman. Because of its exceptional precision, quality materials and craftsmanship, each 3i Gasification System has an expected lifetime of thirty to forty years, operating at 100%, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year.
The 3i Gasification System reaches optimum temperatures minutes after startup, producing a high octane, tar free gas. The high (1200°C to 1300°C) temperature ensures cracking of otherwise undesirable compounds including primary, secondary and tertiary tars thus ensuring an environmentally friendly producer gas.
The 3i Gasification System is the only biomass conversion system in the world that is protected by, both, a “no risk” one-year performance guarantee and a fully supported 20-year warranty. Support is provided locally, from the factory and through the twenty-four-hour monitoring system made possible by the 3i Gasification System Manager. The monitoring system also provides twenty-four-hour support for the operator from anywhere in the world through a cellular or internet connection.
The 3i Engineering Gasification System employs a multi-stage “dry” gas cleaning system that enables the gas to be cleaned and polished of all particulate material.
The 3i Gasification System has its own two-stage “dry” gas cooling system, employed when the producer gas is designated as a fuel for an engine alternator. The cooling system ensures the highest quality fuel at the optimum temperature for each engine specification.
The 3i Gasification System is capable of receiving a fuel feedstock of any moisture content.
The 3i Gasification System converts its feedstock at the rate of less than 1.25 kg per kilowatt of electricity in the “gas only mode” and 0.8 kg per kilowatt of electricity in the “dual fuel” mode. The rate of fuel feedstock consumption savings, when compared to other commercial gasifiers of a 1 MWe size, can result in more than 1,295 tonnes per year. The higher rate of efficiency is due to innovations found only with the 3i Gasification System, the result of years of dedicated research and development with the architecture of the system and the science of the thermochemical process.
The 3i Gasification System is fully automated and may be monitored, accessed and controlled remotely from the control panel, cellular telephone or internet connection. Although fully automated, any and or all phases of the operation of the 3i Gasification System may be easily controlled manually as well.
It is not necessary to shut down the 3i Gasification System during ash removal. The ash removal process is automatic and continuous.
The 3i Gasification System produces between 0.25%-0.50% ash. This compares favorably to the industry standard of between 1%-2%.
Each 3i Gasification System undergoes rigorous testing prior to certification for shipment and at the project site. At our factory, each unit undergoes two 24-hour nonstop tests and a 100-hour nonstop “certification” test. On-site during the final testing period, each unit is subjected to another 24-hour nonstop test and a final 100-hour nonstop “system integration” test before being turned over as fully commissioned.
The versatility of the 3i Gasification System may be found in its ability to gasify many types of natural biomass or densified materials and in various forms without system modifications or alterations. Example: chunks, chips, briquettes and cubes.
The 3i Engineering Gasification System is able to “fit” into any mechanical room, even in a corner. Its analogous design and rectilinear footprint allows for a variation of length width configurations.
The producer gas is clean and free of tar. The high octane gas is suitable to use as fuel for engines, turbines, boilers, kilns, driers or any one of many other applications. Our burners, nozzles and valves are specifically engineered and constructed for any application employing a 3i Gasification System.
The 3i CHP Clean Energy Systems are capable of operating, at 100%, twenty-four hours a day, year-round. This feature and all of the above are underwritten by our “No Risk” Performance Guarantee and the many years of successful operation protected by a Fully Supported 20-year warranty.
Each 3i Clean Energy System is a “turnkey” project, fully commissioned, anywhere in the world. Each operator is thoroughly trained and fully supported through the monitoring capabilities of the 3i Gasification System Manager. In other words, when our technicians complete commissioning, one push of a button and your 3i CHP Clean Energy System is operating at 100%!